Category: Life at The Watermark

December 5, 2017

Showcase of Talent

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2018 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. This calendar reminds us that our communities are collective creations of friendly, caring individuals who are generous with their time and talents. Whether expressing their individual creativity through paint, clay, yarn, stone or an outstretched hand, they […]

September 19, 2017

Fall 2017 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 80 different classes with everything from The Language of Flowers to Technology Troubleshooting to Strength and Motion to Garden of Beats Drumming Class and even Creative Watercolors, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. […]

August 1, 2017

Congratulations to NCCDP’s 2017 CNA of the Year Lisa Ford!

Lisa Ford, Nursing Assistant from The Watermark at East Hill, has been awarded the 2017 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) of the Year by The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP). Lisa, a lead Naya in the Memory Care neighborhood, earned nominations from many of her colleagues and families of residents she cares for. An […]

February 15, 2017

Tribury Rotary Honors Watermark Residents on Valentine’s Day

Tribury Rotary chose The Watermark at East Hill as the location for this month’s “Random Act of Kindness.”  Each month, the group chooses a different recipient. On Valentine’s Day, President Andrew Chapin and President-Elect Connie Haworth passed out chocolate roses to residents of The Springs and Independent Living. In January, Tribury Rotary presented a check […]

January 6, 2017

East Hill Resident Featured in Annual Watermark Calendar

Resident Audrey Namowitz might be called “Miss January 2017.”  Her artwork is the first one featured in the 2017 annual Watermark Expressions calendar.  Namowitz was thrilled with the news that she had won, although this is not the first time her work has been featured in a Watermark calendar. News of the feature was also […]

November 22, 2016

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2017 edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. In addition, we hope you’ll enjoy our online gallery featuring all the wonderful submissions we received this year from artists […]

November 11, 2016

Veterans Share Wisdom

Watermark Retirement Communities was featured in McKnight’s Senior Living on November 11th, 2016 for a program where residents can share their life lessons with others. This article focused specifically on wisdom shared by veterans who reside in the 39 communities across the United States. McKnight’s Senior Living is a national publication focused on the senior housing industry. […]

November 11, 2016

Veterans offer life lessons in service, featured in Healthy Aging.

We are thrilled to announce that we have received outstanding national coverage for our Veterans Life Lessons initiative in the Healthy Aging Magazine, published on November 11th, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. Celebrating Our Veterans Around the U.S. Watermark Retirement Communities Shares Vet Words of Wisdom From practical, lifesaving advice, “You […]

November 1, 2016

The Watermark at East Hill Executive Director Named Tribury Rotary President-Elect

Executive Director Connie Haworth has been named President-Elect for the Tribury Rotary. Haworth will serve as President of the club in 2017-2018. Rotary International is an international service organization whose purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill […]

October 28, 2016

Dining Services Director Jim Bain Featured in Foodservice East Magazine

The Watermark at East Hill was recently featured in the latest issue of Foodservice East. Based out of Massachusetts, this publication caters to food service businesses and professionals in the Northeast. This was a wonderful opportunity to show the many ways The Watermark is an active, engaging and fun place to live! Please click here to […]

October 11, 2016

Thank you to The Springs for providing compassion and excellent care that aided in my recovery.

My name is Beverly Zarin and because I fell and broke my ankle, I spent 3 months in the Springs, the nursing unit at Watermark at East Hill. I have to tell about the excellent care I had. First, I must commend Diane, the Director of the Springs, for providing compassion and a spacious room […]

September 27, 2016

Tribury Rotary Hosts Pomperaug High School “Interact” Club

At its weekly meeting, held at The Watermark at East Hill, the Tribury Rotary welcomed students from the “Interact” Club of Pomperaug High School.  Interact is the high school chapter of Rotary. Students made a presentation about service projects they completed in the last year and upcoming plans for new service projects.

September 15, 2016

Fall 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 70 different classes with everything from Wii Bowling to Spanish 101 to Mixology: Flavor Infusions to Drumming: “Garden of Beats” and even Candle Making, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing […]

July 27, 2016

40 Books Donated to Local Libraries

Connie Haworth, Executive Director of The Watermark at East Hill and President-Elect of Tribury Rotary, delivered over 40 donated books to the Middlebury, Woodbury, and Southbury libraries today. This is a long-standing tradition with the Tribury Rotary. The libraries submit a list of books they would like donated. Each time a guest speaker attends Tribury Rotary, a book […]

July 27, 2016

In the News – Food Service Director Jim Bain Receives Illuminating Excellence Award

On July 20th, 2016, the Voices wrote a wonderful article about our Food Service Director Jim Bain, the recipient of the Illuminating Excellence Award in the Continuum of Care category from Premier Food Services. To read the article, please click here. Mr. Bain has been with The Watermark for 24 years and has taken on many community […]

June 30, 2016

East Hill Associates Honored at 2nd Annual Thrive Awards Banquet

The Watermark at East Hill is pleased to announce that more than three dozen of its employees in Southbury were recently recognized for their outstanding work through the retirement community’s annual “Thrive Awards.” The awards are given to associates from Watermark’s 38 communities nationwide who exemplify the company’s vision of creating extraordinary communities where residents […]

June 29, 2016

The Watermark at East Hill Becomes Home to Tribury Rotary

The Watermark at East Hill is proud to announce that we have partnered with the Tribury Rotary Club to host its weekly meetings.  Meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 4:30pm and the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 12:15pm.  Interested individuals are always welcome and reservations are encouraged by calling 1-203-490-4763. […]

June 29, 2016

Jim Bain Receives National Award

Dining Services Director Jim Bain was honored in Washington, DC last week. He is the winner of the 2015 Illuminating Excellence Award from Premier Foods. Jim was selected as the winner for the CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) division. The award is presented to the Premier Food and Nutrition Operator who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the food […]

June 28, 2016

1970s Theme Dinner

June rolled around to the 1970s as our theme for the month. Disco was the rage and dancing was the favorite activity. Residents spent the evening listening to relaxing music from a live band and enjoying a 70’s-style dinner. Even the servers got into the groove!

June 13, 2016

The Watermark at East Hill to Participate in The Longest Day

The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. The team from The Watermark at East Hill will be walking around the campus […]

May 23, 2016

Rockin’ the Night Away – 1960s Themed Event

Residents and associates dressed in their groovy garb to celebrate the 1960s. Décor, appetizers, cocktails and entrees all reflected the most popular choices of the 1960s. Residents were treated to a management team musical performance, led by Community Life Director Christine Daniel, as well as a performance by resident Joan Sprung. The night ended with some crazy dance […]

May 3, 2016

Author Who Inspired “Downton Abbey” Speaks to Residents

Carol Wallace, author of “To Marry an English Lord: Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery,” which inspired the show “Downton Abbey,” was the guest speaker for the 24th annual Book & Author Luncheon. The luncheon benefits the East Hill Library Fund. Irin Caron, author of “Notorious RBD: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” will […]

April 29, 2016

Summer 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With almost 100 different classes with everything from Serenity Gardening to Line Dancing to Wine Tasting to iPad & iPhone Workshop and even Sushi Making, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing classes are for, […]

February 19, 2016

The Watermark at East Hill Celebrates 1930s in Style

East Hill is celebrating a different decade each month. In February, we celebrated the 1930s. Lots of great things happened in the 1930s, but one of the biggest was great movies. Charlie Chaplin, The Marx Brothers, and Edward G. Robinson were big names, just to state a few. The Wizard of Oz, Walt Disney’s Snow White and Gone with […]

February 19, 2016

“Thank you for all the special things you do!”

To Connie Haworth & David Freshwater, We have been East Hill residents for almost 13 years and have felt very fortunate to be here.  We have always felt very well cared for by a wonderful, devoted staff. Weather problems, special occasions, holidays have always shown extensive creative planning. We have been delighted over and over again! Last […]

February 5, 2016

Snowy Mornings are Great Mornings at The Watermark at East Hill

As the sun is coming up this morning, residents are sitting in their living rooms, drinking coffee, and enjoying the first glimpse of the morning snow flakes falling gently from the sky. They don’t have to worry about how much snow will fall because our snow removal crew is already hard at work, clearing sidewalks and […]

February 2, 2016

Where You Live Matters

The American Senior Housing Association recently produced a video entitled, “Where You Live Matters.” The video focuses on what many senior housing professionals have known for years: the sooner you move to an independent living community, the better your life will be. I know you don’t want to leave your home. No one does. But, what is it costing […]

January 27, 2016

Paint & Sip

What could be better than drinking wine and painting? For those who are little shy about their artistic talents, the wine loosens up the spirits and lets the creativity flow! Each resident created their own unique masterpiece to keep or to share.

January 5, 2016

Spring 2016 Watermark University Catalog is here!

The season changes once again and brings with it our most exciting Watermark University catalog to date. With more than 70 different classes with everything from Aqua Therapy in our indoor pool to Life Journaling to Flower Arranging to Chair Yoga and even Drum Circle, we are sure you will find something to pique your interest. While these amazing […]

December 18, 2015

The Watermark at East Hill Wins Best Practice Award

The Connecticut Assisted Living Association recently held its annual award ceremony. Five communities in the state received Best Practice Awards.  The Watermark at East Hill received an award for Resident Services. The award was made for an outstanding outing provided by the community when residents were taken on an overnight camping trip at a Boy Scout camp. The Boy […]

December 17, 2015

Villa Holiday Party

Residents of the Villa and their families enjoyed a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the season on Sunday, December 13th. Attendees dined on a selection of appetizers provided by our talented chefs while listening to live music. There was even a little dancing going on to the old favorite Christmas tunes!

December 16, 2015

Celebrating Active Aging and the Arts

We’re thrilled to introduce our 15th edition of EXPRESSIONS, Watermark’s annual calendar celebrating active aging and the arts. Complimentary copies of this beautiful, full-color wall calendar are available while they last at every Watermark community. Also, for the first time, we’re pleased to have published an online gallery featuring all the artwork. We’re delighted we […]

December 10, 2015

Holiday Decorating

Residents and associates joined in this week to put up holiday trees around the community. Everyone knows that putting up a tree is a lot of work and putting up several trees takes a whole group of people! A good time was had by all and the trees look beautiful!

November 5, 2015

Tribury Rotary Welcomes Executive Director Connie Haworth

Executive Director Connie Haworth recently joined the Tribury Rotary Club.  Haworth was previously a member of the Alexandria Rotary Club in Alexandria, VA. “I am thrilled to be part of Rotary.  Their commitment to serving the community is perfectly aligned with my personal values and the values of Watermark Retirement Communities,” Haworth said. Voices Newspaper […]

November 2, 2015

Trick or Treating for Young and Young-at-Heart

The Watermark at East Hill spent a fun afternoon on Halloween opening its doors to the community for safe trick-or-treating. Children from all over town, as well as associates’ children and residents’ grandchildren, were treated to games and prizes, as well as the best candy selection in town. When the trick-or-treating died off, that didn’t […]

October 8, 2015

The Watermark at East Hill Residents Celebrate Sukkot

Residents at The Watermark at East Hill recently built a sukkah to celebrate Sukkot, or the Feast of Booths. Members of B’nai Israel in Southbury helped with decorating the sukkah. Sukkot commemorates the 40-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering the desert, living in temporary housing. The sukkot is traditionally decorated inside with hanging […]

September 24, 2015

Residents “Get with the Beat” During Drumming Circle Concert

Residents have been polishing their skills for months and their hard work paid off on Sunday when their talents were showcased in a Drumming Circle Concert. Joining the Drumming Circle was a step out of their comfort zone for many residents, but you can tell by the smiles on their faces that it didn’t take long […]

August 7, 2015

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

One of the Operating Principles of Watermark is “Do the Right Thing.” When the management team at The Watermark at East Hill heard about a serious fire in our neighborhood, they quickly took action. Connie Haworth, Executive Director, reached out to Heritage Village to offer temporary housing to the residents who were displaced by a fire […]

June 4, 2015

June Mystery Resident

A December baby, he was born in a land he still holds dear. His jealous older sister had trouble with his arrival we hear. Taking skiing & horseback lessons and traveling the land, his privileged childhood was happy, busy and grand. At eight his world began to crumble, at deep cost. Due to the political […]

April 24, 2015

Art and Pets

Is medicine going to the dogs? Yes, but in a good way. Art and Pets is gaining fans in health care and beyond. Here at The Watermark, we believe in stimulating our residents not only through art but with pets. Students enjoyed an instructed art course drawing some of their best friends. Featured: Artist Ursula Frank, […]